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Sajeel Ahmed

Acting Director, Washington Headquarters ServicesMr. Sajeel Ahmed, Acting Director, Washington Headquarters Services

Sajeel Ahmed is currently acting director of the Washington Headquarters Services. Sajeel Ahmed was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2004. He began his service with PENREN as a systems engineer in 1993. Immediately following the 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, Mr. Ahmed provided leadership to the engineering efforts which developed into two major programs to enhance the Pentagon's survivability and continuity postures: the Command Communications Survivability Program and the Defense Continuity Integrated Network/Pentagon Continuity Information System.

Currently, he serves as the Director of the Facilities Services Directorate (FSD). As part of the SES, he provides executive leadership for facility services, operations, space management, and construction. As Director, FSD, Mr. Ahmed leads over 1,000 combined government and contract personnel who provide support to 64,000-plus DoD personnel in the National Capital Region (NCR), manages approximately 16 million square feet of lease space, and oversees the operation, maintenance and construction activities on the Pentagon Reservation.

In 1989, Mr. Ahmed graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago earning a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Later, he joined the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command (USAISEC) as an engineering intern at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

 

William Relyea

Acting Deputy Director, Washington Headquarters ServicesMr. William Relyea, Acting Deputy Director, Washington Headquarters Services

William Relyea is currently acting deputy director of the Washington Headquarters Services. Mr. William Relyea was appointed as the acting Chief Financial Executive and Director of Financial Management (FMD) in December 2016 and is responsible for developing and executing the budget for the Office Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), and Washington Headquarters Services (WHS). Combined funding for these three programs is more than $6.5 billion annually and supports approximately 5,400 civilians. Since December 2015, Mr. Relyea had been serving WHS as the Deputy Director of Financial Management.

Before assuming his position in FMD, Mr. Relyea served as the Deputy Executive Director, Board for Correction of Naval Records (BCNR), where he exercised executive leadership; developed and implemented policies; and provided management oversight for the Secretary of the Navy's (SECNAV) highest level of administrative review board - the SECNAV's "court of last resort."

In 1992, Mr. Relyea began his federal career as a Staff Auditor, U.S. Army Audit Agency at the Ft. Hood Field Office. Several career highlights include serving as a Senior Appropriations Analyst within the Military Operations Directorate, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller (OUSDC). His portfolio included overseeing the Air Force Baseline and Contingency Supplemental Operation and Maintenance Accounts, Military Services Readiness Resourcing and Reporting, Global Military Information Support Operations, and Component Commander's Campaign and Operational Plans.

Prior to joining OSD, Mr. Relyea worked for the Department of the Navy and Army in the following positions: Branch Head, Budget and Execution Branch (2006-2010); Deputy Director, Logistics Support Resources Division, Installations and Logistics Department, HQMC (2004-2006); Deputy Comptroller, Navy Region Europe; Business Manager (Comptroller/Manpower/Special Studies), Commander, Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan; and an Auditor-in-Charge, U.S. Army Audit Agency, Asia Field Office. Mr. Relyea has developed a broad range of financial and programmatic knowledge, and has worked with all military services at all levels of financial management.

Mr. Relyea holds a Master of Science degree in Resourcing the National Defense from the National Defense University and received a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in accounting and economics from the University of New Mexico.